Dover Plains, NY
By all means if you can help it (some professors will do custom printing jobs that are only available at Damascene) don't go here. Hell- would totally recommend using online sources (email professors a few weeks before the semester begins and get books used). Need further persuasion? A freshmen communication book (to be used the following semester)- they originally sold for $50--- bought back for $6. I bought it for $6 (around $10 after shipping) and then sold it online for $25. Don't go to Damascene.
I am not a salon expert so was a bit skeptical going last year for a pedicure and manicure here. While the prices are a bit high in some opinions (surely you can do the same thing for less)- I find the atmosphere to be very relaxing, the staff is very attentive and they do a great job. Im now a regular customer and very satisfied. I also went once for a haircut recently, and that area I was slightly disappointed (I didn't think the stylist really did enough to be paid that amount- it really just became a trim).
PROS: Great relaxing atmosphere
CONS: Somewhat expensive